Saturday, 22 February 2014

Have a Purrfect Day

I made a card!!! My mojo has been on holiday in sunnier climes this last few weeks - it didn't help that I had a filthy cold - but I was tidying my craft hovel this afternoon and came across a heap of free-with-a-magazine papers. Hooray, huzza, El Mojo returned! I feel so much better now!

I'm so sorry I've been such a bad blogger recently. However, now that I can breathe without snuffling or sneezing every 5 minutes I will be friendlier, I promise!!!

Now for the card - it's not my usual style:

I've been watching videos by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire and other marvellous crafters who are on the Design Teams of Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp. Their creations tend to be more clean and Simple. So I thought I'd have a go.

The card is cut to American A2 size, ie 5 1/2 inches tall and 4 1/4 inches wide. That almost exactly fits the Hero Arts Tiny Heart Background Stamp. I used Hero Arts 'Pool' ink (I got lots of ink pads with my Christmas money!!!) to stamp it.

I took a snippet of white card and glued strips of paper across the bottom. One was edged with a Fiskar's Sentiment Scallop punch. The cat paper and sentiment were the magazine freebie. The ribbon and buttons are from stash. I used another Christmas present - the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper - to round two corners. (Love that name so much!!!)

Thank you so much for looking, and for your kind comments!

Have a great weekend and, as it says in a wonderful book, The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner - Be Blessed in your Endeavours

with much love, Mags B x


Wendy L said...

A lovely card too. xxxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Mags this is wonderful card! Love the design! Glad you you feeling better!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Mags, I love your design, beautiful papers and fabulous detailing.
Sorry to hear you have been unwell, glad you are starting to feel better.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

This is such a cute card Mags. I love the kitties and the design is gorgeous. Love the buttons.
I am pleased your mojo has returned.
Enjoy a sniffle free weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Mrs A. said...

I thought the background was a freebie paper until I read further down. Love the cat paper and the sentiment. Your Miss Mojo certainly came back with gusto! hugs Mrs A.

Susan Hogan said...

Such a cute image. Love the way you have used those buttons.

Annmaree of Oz said...

PURRfect card, Mags! Love the Ginger tabby cats, and the buttons! great card and layout!

Daffodil Cards said...

This is GREAT love the button embellies too.

Glad you feel a bit better.

coops said...

so gorgeous mags.i love your design and adorable kitties :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A lovely card Mags. Love the sweet image and the design. Hope you are feeling better, there have been loads of coughs and colds about.